July 2, 1923 – July 10, 2021
Born in Seward, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Soukup

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Soukup
July 2, 1923 – July 10, 2021

Age 98, of Lincoln, NE. Died peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St Elizabeth CHI Hospital. Born on July 2,1923 in Seward, NE to Roy White and Adeline (Zwick) White. Betty graduated from Seward High School in 1941, She married Louis James Soukup from Seward, NE on June 2, 1941. She became a homemaker and mother. Her husband died in 1980. With her children grown, Betty moved to Lincoln, NE in 1981. She was employed at State Farm insurance offices, J Braggs women’s clothing store and eventually became a sorority housemother at the University of NE. After five years, she moved to Tucson, AZ to become a housemother at the University of AZ. She retired seven years later at the age of 82. She returned to Lincoln for her remaining years of life. She traveled the world and was involved
with Widowed Persons Service, Cornhusker State Games, PEO and St Theresa Catholic Church.

Survived by children Sheryl (husband Thomas) Thomsen of Omaha, Rebecca (husband Todd) Dickinson of Marian, Iowa and James (wife Dianne Schluckebier) Soukup of Seward, NE. 9 Grandchildren: Jill (Mike)Thomsen Rogers, Jeremy (Rachael) Dickinson, Travis
Soukup, TJ (Pia) Thomsen, Bryan (Angie) Soukup, John (Brandi) Nye, Adam(Sarah Stille) Dickinson, Josh (Beth) Nye, Jimmy (Renee) Soukup. 21 Great Grandchildren: James, Caroline,Thomas Rogers; Asa, Noa Thomsen; Emma, Elena, Elyssa, Ella, Joey Nye; Elliott, Alex, Ellie Dickinson, Nelson Stille; Charles Hoernemann, Jackson, Brady, Bode, Tyce, Tessa, Titan Soukup.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Nyla Nye (and her husband Jay Nye), granddaughter-in-law Denise (Neujahr) Soukup, her parents, sister and brothers.

A graveside family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Books for Babies – Methodist Fremont Health Foundation, Fremont, NE or the donor’s choice.

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